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The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and often accompanied him in his many voyages, in which she soon equally shared with him his love of adventure, and thus became to him a treasure indeed not only as a companion but as a helper; for she drew his mapsĀ and geographical charts, and also wrote, at his dictation, his journals concerning his voyages. Shortly after the marriage of Columbus and Felipa at Lisbon, they moved to the island of Porto Santo which her father had colonized and was governor at the time of his death, and settled on a large landed estate which belonged to Palestrello, and which he had bequeathed to Felipa together with all his journals and papers. In that home of retirement and peace the young husband and wife lived in connubial bliss for many years. How could it be otherwise, since each had found in the other a congenial spirit, full of adventurous explorations, but which all others regarded as visionary follies? They read together and talked over the journals and papers of Bartolomeo, during which Felipa also entertained Columbus with accounts of her own voyages with her father, together with his opinions and those of other navigators of that age his friends and companions of a possible country that might be discovered in the distant West, and the...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. F. E. Venable

F. E. Venable is a native of Prince Edward county, Virginia, born May 12, 1829; son of Samuel and Elizabeth Venable, nee Wright, both; natives of Virginia. When our subject was three years of age his parents moved to Missouri and located in Chariton county, where they lived for three years, and from there went to Livingston county, which was their home for six years, when they removed to Gallatin, this county. At an early age in life his father studied medicine but never practiced till he located in Livingston county; prior to that time he labored as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. The father died in Callaway county, May 11, 1857, and the mother died in Daviess county, May 1, 1870. On September 2d, 1851, Dr. Venable married Miss Elizabeth J. Willson, of Ray county, born September 27; 1829. She was a daughter of Hon. James H. Willson, of Louisiana; her mother’s ancestors were from Kentucky. Eight children were the fruits of this union; namely, Henry, born August 7, 1852; Horace, born March 5 1854; Nancy Helen, born February 5,1856; Sallie May, born July 29, 1857; Sophronia Amy, born July 18,1860; Charles E., born April 5, 1862 Lizzie W., born September 15, 1866; and Hugh W., born May 9, 1870. Mrs. Venable died March 18, 1872. Dr. Venable married Mrs. Sarah A. Frisby, his present wife, on April 17th, 1878. Dr. Venable has been a successful practitioner for many years. He at one time was in business in Iowa, and there accumulated a vast amount of property but adverse circumstances in the milling business caused him...

Carl William Venable

Sergt., Inf., Supply Co., 13th Inf. Regt.; of Guilford County; son of J. A. and Mrs. Julia Venable. Entered service July 17, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Columbus, Ohio, transferred to El Paso, Texas, transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Sailed for England July 20, 1918, then to Russia Sept. 4, 1918; to defense of Sector 466 Sept. 16th to 17th; offensive of Kodish Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, 1918; second offensive of Kodish Oct. 13 to 14, 1919; offensive of Avda Oct. 15th to 16th; offensive of Bolshoi Ozersky March 23, 1919. He received British Military Medal for service in Russia. Returned to USA June 30, 1919, at Hoboken. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Sept. 2,...

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